Mordy Yankovich chairs the firm’s employment law practice. Mr. Yankovich litigates all employment law related matters including discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour and breach of contract cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies. He also practices in the areas of real estate (including housing discrimination), corporate litigation and compliance.
In the past year alone, Mr. Yankovich has obtained multiple settlements exceeding six figures for employees in sexual harassment, discrimination, and wage and hour matters. He has also been successful in dismissing many claims of discrimination on behalf of employers and real estate brokerages at early stages of litigation.
In addition to litigating matters, Mr. Yankovich advises clients on compliance with federal, state and local laws, drafts handbooks and policies and conducts trainings for employers, including anti-discrimination and anti-harassment trainings, to minimize clients’ potential exposure. Mr. Yankovich is a frequent commentator on recent trends and changes in employment and housing discrimination laws as a host of the weekly podcast, the Lieb Cast, available at www.theliebcast.com, has published articles in various legal publications and has taught continuing education courses on employment discrimination issues. Mr. Yankovich is licensed by the Department of State to teach continuing real estate education courses on housing discrimination to real estate brokers and salespersons.
Mr. Yankovich's experience, success and reputation among his peers has earned him the distinction of being recognized by Super Lawyers® for several years. This prestigious award is given to no more than 2.5% of all eligible attorneys.
Prior to working at Lieb at Law, P.C., Mr. Yankovich was a litigation associate with a national labor and employment law firm. Mr. Yankovich is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey state courts, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the U.S. District Court of New Jersey. He received his law degree from Hofstra University School of Law where he was an articles editor of the Labor and Employment Law Journal and a member of the Dean’s List. Prior to law school, Mr. Yankovich graduated from Boston University with a B.S. in Public Relations and a minor in Economics.
When not advocating on behalf of his clients, Mr. Yankovich enjoys playing golf and tennis, creative writing, collecting sports memorabilia, and spending quality time with his wife and 3 children.